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University of Louisville Hospital

First-Rate Experiences in a Global Healthcare Environment

University of Louisville Hospital is an acute-care tertiary facility that provides a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services. The hospital is home to a Level I Trauma Center and a JCAHO-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center – the first in Kentucky.


With more than 400 licensed beds, the hospital provides care to patients in Louisville, central and western Kentucky and the surrounding tristate area. As an academic center, we approach each patient’s unique situation utilizing a multidisciplinary team of experts including physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals needed to provide the highest quality level of care.


The Pharmacy Department provides comprehensive services to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for all patients, families and providers whom we serve. To meet this goal, University Hospital pharmacists provide decentralized clinical pharmacy services in all critical care and general medicine areas including:


  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Burn
  • Cardiovascular
  • Emergency Department
  • Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Neurotrauma
  • Oncology
  • Stroke/Neurology
  • Surgery


Our pharmacists are involved in several ambulatory clinics, including an anticoagulation clinic, Diabetes Medication Therapy Management (MTM) clinic, HIV/AIDS clinic, in addition to some new emerging ambulatory care-based clinics. The Pharmacy Department also takes an active role in the organization and administration of clinical drug research conducted throughout University Hospital.


We have several options available for pharmacy residencies including:



As a recipient of multiple Institutional Pharmacy Practice Awards from the Kentucky Society of Health System Pharmacists, the Pharmacy Department is committed to progressive pharmaceutical care and pharmacy.


Why train at University Hospital?


Our Pharmacy Residency Program features board certified pharmacotherapy specialists, oncology pharmacists and anticoagulant care providers. Learn more about our preceptors and current pharmacy residents.


Members of the pharmacy staff hold leadership positions in local, state and national professional pharmacy organizations.


The leading-edge pharmacy information systems at University Hospital features pharmacy informatics capabilities, computer provider order entry (CPOE) and robotics.


The Pharmacy Department is committed to patient and community education, providing medication reconciliation and medication management education opportunities.


Advanced pharmacy practice student rotations include:


  • Ambulatory Care
  • Critical Care – Medical ICU
  • Critical Care – Neurosurgical ICU
  • Critical Care – Surgical ICU
  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Integrated Pharmacy Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Oncology/BMTU
  • Oncology Outpatient
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Informatics


If you have any questions about the Pharmacy Residency Program, contact:


Melissa Robertson, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Director, PGY1
Pharmacy Residency Program
(502) 562-3440



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